Friday Round-Up: NFL.com Makes The MVP Case For Russell Wilson

Bucky Brooks of NFL.com makes the case for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson being named MVP of the 2017 NFL season.

Good afternoon, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's out there for today — Friday, December 8 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Bucky Brooks: Russell Wilson Deserves MVP 

As the 2017 NFL regular season hits the final stretch run, NFL analysts and experts across the nation will begin making their predictions for award categories. In quarterback Russell Wilson (MVP) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (Defensive Player of the Year), the Seahawks have gotten love on the national spotlight. 

Some of that attention has come from NFL.com's Bucky Brooks, who made the case for Wilson being named league MVP for the work he's done this season in his latest notebook: 

*Sure, a true franchise signal caller is expected to make the rest of the team better, but what Wilson is doing is remarkable. He is playing quarterback at an elite level, albeit in an unconventional way. As an electric dual-threat playmaker, Wilson entered this week ranked sixth in passing yards (3,256), tied for second in passing touchdowns (26) and sitting behind only Cam Newton in quarterback rushing yards. *

Throwing for 3,256 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions, Wilson has lead the Seahawks this season to an 8-4 record that looks to only improve as the team enters the month of December — a time of the year when Seattle has thrived under head coach Pete Carroll. Wilson also leads the Seahawks in rushing with 432 yards and three scores. More importantly, he's done a lot for the Seahawks offensively this season and has received a lot of well-deserved attention. 

Tweet Of The Day 

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who will hosting guests from Haiti this weekend in his hometown of Jacksonville: 

https://twitter.com/cliffavril/status/939175170006245376 

More From Around The Web 

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is the team's nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. 

Here are the nominees for every single NFL team. 

Three Seahawks returned to practice Thursday. 

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looked at the implications of Atlanta beating New Orleans last night on Thursday Night Football. 

Danny Kelly of The Ringer wrote about Jimmy Graham's red zone dominance this season. 

Brady Henderson of ESPN.com looked at how Baldwin and Wilson are exposing defenses who blitz them. 

Finally, Jared Dubin of CBS Sports on how the Seahawks can find success against Jacksonville's defense this weekend. 

Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Jaguars as the two teams ready to face off during Week 14 at Everbank Field. 

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